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Went to fire the old El Camino today, she had been settin for awhile. I had been foolin with the wifes elky and the vette. Started it right up let in run a coupla minutes, shut it down. Checked water, little low, checked oil A LITTLE FRIGGEN WHITE!!!
No way could I have busted anything so I guess it's either a intake gasket or maybe a head gasket started seeping while she was resting. I don't mind changing gaskets if nessessary but I do dread cleaning up the mess. Oh well pooky happens.
We won't be going out to terrorize the citizenery for a while, Pooky!

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Harley
69 461 El Camino Nitrous Model, 69 Chevelle coupe
70 El Camino,71 SS Camaro
79 Corvette
Kerrville,Tx.
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Sorry to hear about your nasty find Harley. Rotten gasket sounds like the real culprit. From a positive standpoint, this could serve as the perfect excuse to make some 'other' internal changes, since you have it apart anyways.


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No silver lining this time. This motor was almost new over 5k invested about the only thing I could add is gold plated push rods.

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Harley
69 461 El Camino Nitrous Model(water Logged), 69 Chevelle coupe
70 El Camino,71 SS Camaro
79 Corvette
Kerrville,Tx.
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Not meaning to sound insensitive in any way...I have heard when a motor is to sit for an extended time (which this might not have been the case) it is best to drain the cooling system. I saw a Vette the other day that had sat for 8 years. The cooling system was a wreck. Thermostat, housing, water pump and a plugged up radiator. Don't know about the heater core.

Just food for thought.

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I had a 402 BB and when the A-hole assembled it he put the head bolts in dry, with no selant. Before I knew it the motor was junk. Coolant leaked past the bolts and ate the cam, bearings, and cylinders. Thats why I will never buy used parts again. Like the saying goes if you want something done right do it yourself, or at least get someone reputable and still watch them.

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